#SaludTues Tweetchat 5/8─Creating Opportunity: Connecting Latino Youth to Brighter, Healthier Futures

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Latino children and youth face more poverty and greater gaps in education and health than their White peers, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings.

Sadly, this puts Latino kids at a disadvantage when it comes to becoming successful adults.

How can we help connect these kids to better opportunities?

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, to tweet about the state of Latino health and what leaders and groups can do to advance health equity and opportunity for Latino children and youth!

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─Creating Opportunity: Connecting Latino Youth to Brighter, Healthier Futures
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS: County Health Rankings (@CHRankings), UnidosUS (@WeAreUnidosUS)
  • OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #HealthRankings #CultureOfHealth

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • The meaning of health equity
  • The state and root causes of health disparities among Latinos
  • What we can do to address education, poverty, and teen birth rates among Latinos
  • How city, county, community leaders, and YOU can improve Latino health

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, and share stories and resources to help promote health equity and build a culture of health among Latinos.

Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

By The Numbers By The Numbers

84

percent

of Latino parents support public funding for afterschool programs.

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